Alright, well I just got paid for a very big job, plus sold a business, so I have some extra cash lying around. I haven't upgraded/bought a new PC within almost 5 years. I need a new PC. So, I was looking at newegg to buy all of the needed parts, and build it myself. Then I thought, how much more money would it be if I bought it from ibuypower.com. Well here's my specs: From newegg: Basically a P4 3.2 GHZ w/ HT system, 120 GB Harddrive, ATI Radeon 9800 PRO, and DVD+-RW + CD+RW combo drive. Case $43 - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-144-042&depa=1 Motherboard $111 - http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=13-121-184&DEPA=1 RAM (512 x 2) Dual Channel $178 - http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=20-141-423&DEPA=1 56K Modem $11.99 - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=25-134-005&depa=1 Lite-On Combo Drive (everything) $72.70 - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=27-106-936&depa=1 P4 3.2 ghz HT Processor $279 - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-116-172&depa=1 Sony Floppy Drive $10.99 - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=21-103-116&depa=1 120 GB HD 7200 RPM $82.50 - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=22-152-005&depa=1 ATI Radeon 9800 PRO $225 - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-286&depa=1 Sub Total: $1014.18 This was from IBuyPower.com: Basically the same specs, with some variations in chipsets and hardware. Case • Raidmax 268 ATX Mid-Tower Case w/350W Power Supply Black Power Supply • Standard Case Power Supply Processor • Intel® Pentium-4 Processor 3.2 Ghz CPU [512K Cache, 800MHz FSB, Hyper Threading Ready] Processor Cooling • Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink Motherboard • Asus P4P800-Deluxe i865PE Chip 800FSB w/5.1 Sound, LAN, IEEE-1394, USB 2.0 8x AGP Motherboard Memory • 1024 MB Dual Channel [512MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200 Memory Module Major Brand Video Card • ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB W/DVI + TV OUT 8x AGP Video Hard Drive • 120 GB HARD DRIVES 120 GB 7200 RPM Ultra ATA-100 Hard Drive CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive • [** Special !!! ***] Dual Format 12X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black Sound Card • 3D Wave Stereo Sound Onboard • Creative Labs V.92 56K Fax/Modem w/Voice Network Card • 10/100 Network Onboard Floppy Drive • Mitsumi 1.44 MB Internal Floppy Drive Black Keyboard • Multi-Media Keyboard Black Mouse • Microsoft IntelliMouse 1.1A USB Internet Mouse Beige USB Port • Build-in USB 2.0 Ports • Build-in IEEE-1394 Fire Wire Operation System • MS Windows XP Home Edition Warranty • Warranty Service Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty Rush Service • Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) No Rush, Sub Total: $1,281 Then I thought to myself, for just $266.82, I get Windows XP Home, a keyboard, mouse, cheap speakers, 3 year warranty, and support on everything. I also wouldn't have to deal with the headache of configuring all of the hardware, and installing all of the drivers. Do you guys think it's worth the $266.82 or not? Also, on a sidenote, since I am going to be running an ATI Radeon 9800 PRO, do you think I should upgrade my power supply to 500 watts, and add a few more fans / a better heat sink?